Elizabeth Alexander provides counsel to international corporations and firms on the development and implementation of communications and public affairs strategies centering on crisis management, legislative and regulatory challenges and leadership transitions across broad sectors of the economy. Ms. Alexander has served at the highest levels of government and politics, bringing with her 13 years of strategic communications, legal and public affairs experience.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, she spent the first two and a half years of the Obama Administration as the Press Secretary and Spokesperson for Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, a role she also played for then-Senator Biden on Capitol Hill and on the Vice Presidential transition team.
Most recently, Ms. Alexander worked for the Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor, in the U.S. Attorney’s offices in Washington, DC and Alexandria, Virginia. During this time, Ms. Alexander managed and prosecuted a large criminal caseload, along with advising the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia on strategic planning and media relations.
Ms. Alexander has also previously worked as Press Secretary for the United Nations Foundation, where she helped create Nothing But Nets, the highly successful global media and grassroots campaign to combat the spread of malaria. Earlier in her career, she was Press Secretary to Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe; Communications Director for U.S. Congressman Adam B. Schiff; and Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer.
Ms. Alexander holds a BA in Political Science from Texas A&M University and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.